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Degree Plan

Core Curriculum

10 - Communication – 6 semester hours

ENGL 1301

ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics – 3 semester hours

MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Life and Physical Science – 7 semester hours

40 - Language, Philosophy & Culture – 3 semester hours

Humanities, Literature, PHIL, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History – 6 semester hours

HIST 1301

HIST 1302

70 - Political Science – 6 semester hours

PSCI 2305

PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321

COSC 1301 or 1401 or BCIS 1305

Computer Science Major Requirement

BS Program Requirements – 8 semester hours

ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
SPCH (CORE)
COSC (CORE)
Natural Science w/ Lab – 11 total s.h. Natural Science(2 labs). Students must choose one of the following lab courses:

BIOL 1306/1307
CHEM 1311/1312
or PHYS1301/1302

Plus a minimum of 3 additional semester hours of additional science courses.

CHEM 2307 Introductory Biochemistry
CHEM 2107 Introductory Biochemistry Lab
CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II
BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 2302 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
BIOL 1322 Nutrition
BIOL 2320 Elementary Microbiology
BIOL 2120 Elementary Microbiology Lab

General Requirements – Lower Division – 16 semester hours

COSC 1336/1136 – Programming Fundamentals I
COSC 1337/1137 – Programming Fundamentals II
MATH 2413 – Calculus I
MATH 2414 – Calculus II

General Requirements – Upper Division - 15 semester hours

COSC 3317 – Object Oriented Programming and Design
COSC 3331 – Data Structures and Algorithms I
COSC 3333 – Data Structures and Algorithms II
COSC 4339 – Telecommunications and Networks
MATH 3362 – Discrete Structures

Computer Science Major Concentration Requirements – 30 semester hours

COSC 3332 – Computer Organization and Architecture
COSC 4320 – Software Engineering
COSC 4336 – Database Systems
COSC 4337 – Operating Systems
COSC 4331 – Structure of Programming Languages
COSC 4350 – Information Security, Privacy and Ethics
MATH 3391 – Probability and Statistics
COSC 3335- Introduction to Theory of Computation
MATH 3361- Linear Algebra
COSC 4360- Senior Project

UD COSC or Math Electives and/or Minor – 9 semester hours

UD COSC or MATH Elective (excluding COSC 3325 & 4305)
UD COSC or MATH Elective (excluding COSC 3325 & 4305)
UD COSC or MATH Elective (excluding COSC 3325 & 4305)

Notes

s.h. = semester hours
LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.
Computer Science majors must receive a grade of C or higher in all COSC, GMNG and MATH courses, including prerequisites.  Any course in which a student receives a D, F or W must be repeated.